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Old 03-05-2003, 06:29 AM   #1
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Question fur rendering failed?????



hi there,

we are rendering a character with fur but sometimes maya does not render the frame, it gives us a message:

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Maya Fur Renderer [Start]
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Maya Fur Renderer: Preparing Maya Fur data files...
Maya Fur Renderer: Preparing data files for frame #97 (t=97.000000)
Maya Fur Renderer: Maya Fur data files completed
Maya Fur Renderer: Checking equalizer map for each surface
Maya Fur Renderer: Calculating area values for all surfaces
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'wolf_headShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'Wlf_chnfur_cn1Shape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'Left_WhiskersShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'Right_WhiskersShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'Left_WhiskersShape1'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'Right_WhiskersShape2'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'rigth_earShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'left_earShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|Lthumb|LthumbShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|Lpalm|LpalmShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|fngr1|fngrShape1'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|fngr2|fngrShape2'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|fngr3|fngrShape3'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|Lthumb1|Lthumb1Shape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|Lpalm1|Lpalm1Shape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|fngr4|fngrShape4'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|fngr5|fngrShape5'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|fngr6|fngrShape6'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'L_toe_fingerShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'L_toe_fingerShape1'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'L_toe_fingerShape2'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'R_toe_fingerShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'R_toe_fingerShape1'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'R_toe_fingerShape2'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_torsoShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|tail|tailShape'
Maya Fur Renderer: Creating equalizer map for surface 'lower_body|neck|neckShape'
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Maya Fur Renderer [buildShadowMap failed]
================================================== ========================

what is this all about? this is annoying and it eats up our time in rendering the animation, some frames are rendered and some frames are not.

any help is highly appreciated.
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Old 21-05-2003, 02:02 AM   #2
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If your using Mental Ray, Mental Ray dosent support Fur. Thats the only thing i can think of.
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Old 21-05-2003, 02:36 AM   #3
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The last thing said:

Maya Fur Renderer [buildShadowMap failed]
so, judging from that, I would say it doesnt have to do anything with your fur, but something is wrong with the lighting? do you have too many lights on the fur? how are you setting the lighting up?

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